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  1. rhett

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    Blue Underground has announced the specs to their latest batch of horror titles that will street the week of Halloween. October 26th will see the release of the European horror films, Michael Armstrong's Mark of the Devil, Aldo Lado's Night Train Murders, Giulio Berruti's Killer Nun, and a re-issue of Jess Franco's The Bloody Judge from the Franco DVD set. All four films will retail for $19.95 and will include a number of supplements:

    Mark of the Devil
    • 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen
    • Dolby Digital mono
    • Audio commentary by director Michael Armstrong
    • “Fear and Loathing in Austria”: Interview with star Udo Kier
    • “The Devil’s Torturer”: Interview with star Herbert Fux
    • “Burn, Gaby, Burn”: Interview with star Gaby Fuchs
    • “The Devil’s Assaulted”: Interview with star Ingeborg Shöner
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Radio spots
    • Poster/still galleries

    Night Train Murders
    • 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
    • Dolby Digital mono
    • “Riding the Night Train”: Interview with co-writer/director Aldo Lado
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Radio spots
    • Poster/still galleries

    Killer Nun
    • 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
    • Dolby Digital mono
    • “From the Secret Files of the Vatican”: Interview with co-writer/director Giulio Berruti
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Poster/still galleries

    The Bloody Judge
    • 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
    • Dolby Digital mono
    • “Bloody Jess”: Interviews with director Franco and star Christopher Lee
    • Deleted scene
    • Alternative scenes
    • Theatrical trailers
    • TV spot
    • Radio spots
    • Poster/still galleries
    • Talent bios

    It has already been a great fall with releases of Dawn of the Dead and Videodrome, and the Blue is making the horror fan's Christmas equivalent all the more merry. Thanks for Fangoria for the details.
     

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    Bloody Judge... Christopher Lee freaking rules! This is probably the same DVD that was in the previous Christopher Lee Collection, right?
     
  3. Cyberdemon

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    So how do the films stack up?
     
  4. HellRazor

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    Will MARK OF THE DEVIL be uncut this time?
     
  5. betterdan

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    What was cut on the old disc?
     
  6. Erick H.

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    I always thought the old Anchor Bay dvd of MARK looked like it was cropped.Can anybody confirm that ?
     
  7. puddytay

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    I've never heard of any of these are they any good?
     
  8. Erick H.

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    The only one I've seen was MARK OF THE DEVIL,which (to me)was unpleasant but interresting.Depends on your tolerance for cinematic tourture scenes.In that genre,I liked THE WITCHFINDER GENERAL better.These all have cult followings though.
     
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    I have the UK version of Mark of the Devil. Nice extras on that one, interested to see if they're duplicated here. The film is indeed a lot like "Witchfinder General" with a lot more torture. It's badly dubbed. The UK version is cut for around 30 seconds.

    Huge thumbs down to Blue Underground. "The Bloody Judge" was the "Exclusive" disc in their Chris Lee box set - and now they put it out on its own? That's BS.
     
  10. Joni Backman

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    Taken from IMDB's alternate versions:

    "Although the Anchor Bay version claims to be uncut, it is actually missing some minor footage during a few scenes. The brief cuts are as follows:
    The scene where the girl's feet have been burned by a hot poker has been shortened.
    The whipping sequence has been slightly trimmed.
    A brief shot showing a woman with her breasts exposed, looking out and shutting a window, has been cut."

    The Anchor Bay UK's DVD is cut 38 secs by the BBFC.

    The Dutch DVD (anamorphic, without any extras) is fully uncut. I'm sure Blue Underground releases the complete version.

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    AB UK:
    Audio commentary with director/co-writer Michael Armstrong, moderated by Jonathan Sothcott
    Theatrical trailer
    Extensive stills and poster gallery
    "Marked By The Devil: An Interview with Michael Armstrong" -featurette
    Production notes

    BU:
    Audio commentary by director Michael Armstrong
    “Fear and Loathing in Austria”: Interview with star Udo Kier
    “The Devil’s Torturer”: Interview with star Herbert Fux
    “Burn, Gaby, Burn”: Interview with star Gaby Fuchs
    “The Devil’s Assaulted”: Interview with star Ingeborg Shöner
    Theatrical trailer
    Radio spots
    Poster/still galleries

    Blue Underground seems to be missing 'Marked By The Devil' interview with Michael Armstrong, AB UK four interviews.
     
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  11. badnewsbrown

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    what i'm really looking forward to is the blind dead boxset from blue underground. :evil: :evil: :evil:
     
  12. betterdan

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    Thanks joni.:)
     
  13. hell ya!

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    Mark of the Devil and Night Train Murders for me. It's good that BU is releasing The Bloody Judge seperate becuase now the people that wanted it but couldn't afford the whole boxset can pick it up. These discs seem to be another solid effort by BU, can't wait to watch them.
     
  14. meep

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    The night train murders is a pretty twisted film. I should be getting an early copy of it soon I'll let you know how it looks.
     
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    I am really looking forward to NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS, since Lado's other two films, SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS and WHO SAW HER DIE? (both from AB's Giallo Collection) were solid films. The extras on all these releases sound great too, considering most films of this ilk usually squeeze by with nothing but a menu.
     
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    -- It's good that BU is releasing The Bloody Judge seperate becuase now the people that wanted it but couldn't afford the whole boxset can pick it up.--

    What about the lie to the those that bought the box set on the strength of that exclusive disc?
     
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    You got the disc months before anyone else, simple as that. It is not like they are taking a product away from you, you still own it and get to enjoy it. They are simply releasing it for those who don't want to spring a ton of money on a box set. And if you are someone who bought the entire set solely for that one film, then the joke is on you.
     
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    Sure. They advertised it as an EXCLUSIVE. Which clearly it is not. Still, we live in the "Blue Underground can do know wrong world" :rolleyes:

    Why didn't they advertise it as "you'll get this disc months before everyone else disc"? Easy, they sold more boxes if they lied. They sold the box under the pretence you were paying for something you wouldn't be able to get anywhere else. Then they reversed themselves. The longer we appluad such such nonsense, the more it will happen.
     
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    I just hopped over to Blue Undergrounds site to see if they had updated their description of that "Limited Edition" box (the only thing limited now is the thin cardboard it was wrapped it).

    Here's what the description STILL says: "And in Franco’s THE BLOODY JUDGE – exclusive to this collection – Lee portrays the real-life witchfinder whose spree of torture and perversion shocked the world."

    :D I pity the fool who believes that in the world of DVD :D
     
  20. hell ya!

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    Like rhett said then thoes people got to enjoy the disc for a whole year.
     

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